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Classroom Best Practices and Doodling as a Teaching Method

Team StoryWeavers|June 13, 2023, 12:25 IST|

Incorporating doodling as a teaching method in classrooms have fascinating outcome. I specifically focus on the unique teaching method of incorporating doodling for better understanding. It promotes an engaging and effective learning environment, promoting student participation, comprehension and creativity.

Visual Learning with Doodles

One of the notable teaching methods I employ is the use of doodles to enhance understanding. By integrating simple and visually appealing doodles into lessons, I tap into the power of visual learning, which has been shown to improve comprehension and retention. Doodles serve as a visual aid, helping students grasp complex concept in a more accessible and memorable manner.

Simplifying Complex Concepts

With the use of doodling, I simplify complex concepts, making them more accessible for students to understand. By breaking down abstract ideas into visual representations, students can visualise the connections and relationships between different elements. This approach allows students to grasp challenging concepts more easily and helps them develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

Increased Student Creativity

Doodling in the classroom encourages students to unleash their creativity and think outside the box. I foster a supportive environment where students feel comfortable expressing themselves through doodling. This approach not only enhances their learning experience but also cultivates their artistic and imaginative skills.

During a recent English class, I incorporated art-based learning by asking my students to doodle the chapter they had just studied. By combining creativity with comprehension, this activity aimed to deepen their understanding of the material while allowing them to express themselves artistically.

I provided the students with paper and coloured pencils and encouraged them to let their imaginations run wild. As they doodled, they were not only engaging with the content but also using their artistic skills to visually represent their interpretations of the chapter.

The classroom was filled with excitement as the children unleashed their creativity. They used lines, shapes and colours to depict key scenes, characters and concepts from the chapter. Some students incorporated symbolism and visual metaphors to convey deeper meanings, while others experimented with different styles and techniques to convey their ideas.

This art-based learning approach not only encouraged self-expression but also fostered a deeper connection to the material. By incorporating their own artistic interpretations, the students developed a sense of ownership over their learning process. It gave them a different way of processing information, allowing for a more holistic understanding of the chapter.


Authored by, Daljeet Kaur (PRT) , Air Force School, Chandan Nagar

Disclaimer: The views stated in this article are solely those of the author’s. They do not profess to reflect the opinions or views of BYJU’s or its members.

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